How to Get Healthy and Happy Feet During The Holidays

We at are thrilled to welcome Chief Podiatrist at Dr. Craig Brandoff to the team. He brings with him a wealth of experience and will be writing informative articles for to help you keep your feet in tip-top shape. Check out his first article on how to get healthy and happy feet this holiday season below:

There are four steps to maintaining healthy and happy feet which we will address in four biweekly posts. The first and most important step is ensuring you keep your feet well moisturized.

Whether you live in a cold climate, with dry winter air or in a warmer area with higher heat during the winter months, proper moisturizing of your feet is essential. I never recommend water-based lubricants of any kind for use on your feet. In my experience, they tend not to last very long and can also contribute to the growth of bacteria and fungus in your shoes.

My three favorite moisturizers are Vaseline, Baby Oil, and Olive Oil. You can choose the one that works best for you. Apply liberally to your feet and allow it to soak into your skin for about 30 seconds. At this point, you can take some paper towels and wipe off any oily excess. There is no need to walk around all greased up. It does not add to the effectiveness of the moisturizing process.

It is also best to avoid foot soaks, although they feel good, they do nothing for the feet except to dry out the skin.

Stay tuned for more tips on keeping your feet in the best shape this holiday season.

Dr. Craig Brandoff, DPM

Dr. Craig Brandoff

Dr. Craig Brandoff is the Chief Podiatrist at and has more than 25-years experience looking after feet. A highly engaged and mindful podiatrist who is deeply committed to the well-being of his patients who literally sing his praises for being a miracle worker when it comes to fixing their feet. Dr. Brandoff attended the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, where he earned his degree in podiatry. He is a member of the New York State Podiatric Medical Association and the American Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Brandoff received the American College of Foot Surgeons Scholarship and the Emil Rose Scholarship. Troubled feet? Visit Dr. Brandoff at 42 BROADWAY—SUITE 1638, NEW YORK, N.Y. 212-742-0652

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